London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho threatened to walk out of his media conference as he bristled at questions about a melee involving Branislav Ivanovic in the 1-0 win over Everton.
Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho reacts during the match vs Aston Villa
Mourinho, who also broke off a BBC interview when asked about the incident, refused to give his view when questioned in the post-match press conference.
Defender Ivanovic appeared to head-butt Everton’s James McCarthy in a scuffle before Willian’s 89th-minute winner preserved Chelsea’s seven-point Premier League lead.
“I am concerned with my reaction because one more question and I leave,” Mourinho said, seemingly referencing his recent £25,000 ($38,000) FA fine for bringing the game into dispute over the conspiracy claims. Retrospective action by the FA is now a possibility, with Everton manager Roberto Martinez strongly critical of the Serbian defender.
Chelsea have already fallen foul of the video replay panel, with Diego Costa getting a three-game suspension for stamping on Liverpool’s Emre Can in last month’s League Cup semi-final. — AFP